Carroll County Ohio Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Carrollton is the home of three museums that are very different from each other.

The McCook House Civil War Museum sits at the top of Carrollton’s square. You may not realize that behind that brick exterior once lived the “Fighting McCooks,” Major Daniel McCook and his family. McCook, his two brothers and their sons all fought in the Civil War and their brood of 17 would be known as the “Fighting McCooks.”

Ashton House Museum showcases the private collections of John and Evelyn Ashton who founded Ashton’s 5- and 10-cent Store during the Depression. The collections are both of local and national interest. Susie’s Museum of Childhood recalls the toys and collectibles from years past. From dolls to collectible Steiff bears, the museum features many items you played with during your childhood. Minerva and Malvern historical societies also have museums that area open to the public for limited hours or by appointment. Explore Carroll County and the nation’s past as you check out the collections at these museums.

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Algonquin Mill Complex & Historical Marker

The Algonquin Mill Complex features a pioneer village that includes an old-fashioned gristmill, a saw mill, two-story farmhouse, printshop, schoolhouse and more. The complex is the site of the Algonquin Mill Fall Festival, held the second full weekend in October. The Perry J. Vasbinder Memorial Arboretum has more than 380 different kinds of plants for viewing.

Ashton House Museum

Ashton House Museum preserves the memories of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of Evelyn L. and John H. Ashton by displaying the Ashtons' collections and other historic artifacts that helped to define an era. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the gardens and a nostalgic walk through the museum. Tours may be scheduled for off-season and off-hours. Gardens are available for weddings. Hours are April through December on Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Ashton's 5 and 10 Cent Store

Ashton's Ben Franklin Store was opened in 1932 by the late John H. and Evelyn L. Ashton.  We are proud of our unique store.  We stock a selection of greeting cards, stationary, party supplies, giftware, floral, sewing notions, yarn, toys and ladies hardware.  We also will help you decorate for your party by preparing balloon bouquets for any occasion.   We carry a large selection of decorations for each season of the year.  Candy maybe purchased from our kids novelty line, our regular candy bars, our 21 colors of M and M's or your can take your pick from our candy case.  As you enter our store you take a step back in time - we delight in our original squeaky wooden floors!

Carroll County Arts Center

Located in a restored historic feed mill, the arts center has original paintings and photographs, one-of-a-kind jewelry items, scarves, cards and limited-edition prints created by local artisans. They also offer special displays, concerts and classes.

Historic Downtown Carrollton

Historic Downtown Carrollton

Spend some time exploring downtown Carrollton's shopping. There are several antique shops, restaurants, arts-and-craft shops, toy shop, an old-fashioned 5- and 10-cent store, a bakery, T-shirt store, a butcher shop and more. Plan to spend the day exploring all the historic buildings and homes within walking distance of the square or just sit on a bench and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

  • Carrollton, OH 44615
Magnolia Flouring Mills

Magnolia Flouring Mill is the finest original mill preserved in Stark County and one of the best in ohio. The five-story wooden building was built in 1834 by one of the founders of Magnolia. The mill sits along the former Sandy & Beaver Canal. Group tours are welcome with advance registration. Open June, July and August.

McCook House Civil War Museum

Located at the top of the square in downtown Carrollton, the Civil War museum is a memorial to Ohio's "Fighting McCooks." This historic house was the home to Major Daniel McCook, who with his nine sons, two brothers and five nephews, became known as the "Fighting McCooks" because of their participation in the armed services of their country prior to and during the Civil War. The Federal-style house has displays from the Civil War and each year has special displays of local history. It is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; Labor Day through Second Weekend in October, Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Thanksgiving weekend, open house all weekend with a candlelight tour Friday evening. Admission is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children 12 and under. 

Scio Historical Museum

Scio Historical Museum

Built during the 1899 oil boom, the Main Street house was purchased in 1995 for a museum. Items of interest include displays and information on the Scio College (1866-1911), the oil boom of 1898, General George Custer, the Scio Pottery, Menkel's Millinery, Scio High School collections (1900s-1971) and Jewett-Scio High School (1972-1985). There is a large veterans display of uniforms, awards, swords and more beginning with the Civil War era donated by local veterans. Also on display are historical items donated by Scio's citizens. Pictorial collections depict local people and events. Open the last Sunday of the month, noon-4 p.m., in June through September or by appointment. During Scio's Fall Festival held annually the third weekend in August, it is open 5-8 p.m. all four days and closed during the parade.

  • 201 E. Main St., on state Routes 151 and 646
  • Scio, OH 43988
Susie's Museum of Childhood

Located in scenic Bluebird Farm Park, Susie's Museum of Childhood is filled with a vast collection of playthings available to American children from the late 1700s to present day. Extensive displays of collectible Steiff animals, dolls of every description, as well as more contemporary Disney and advertising doll collections transport visitors to the world of wonderful childhood memories. Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Special tours are available by appointment. Admission is $2.

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